Monday, January 2, 2012

Comic Postcard - The Whole Dam Family at the Beach

This is a comic postcard that was part of early 20th century popular culture.  It is a representation of the "Dam" family, from the patriarch (I.B. Dam) to the Dam dog, who is planting a big sloppy lick on the Dam baby.  There were posters, postcards, toys, music and two silent movies (The Whole Dam Family, The Dam Dog) based on this family with an unfortunate last name.

This particular card is hilarious - I laugh every time I look at it. I've even looked at it with a magnifying glass to make sure I caught all the nuances. 

Anyway, it's the whole Dam family at the beach.

Update: Sold!


  1. I posted a card of the Whole Dam Family some time ago too--and then I came upon one entitled the Wurst Family. There's a short film clip on Youtube of the Whole Dam Family too, circa 1920s. Pretty amusing.

  2. I'll have to take a look at it - this card still makes me laugh. Thanks!